Mowing tips

#1 Take care of your mower – Besides regular preventative maintenance, always make sure to have the correct air pressure in your tires (if applicable), and make sure your mower has sharp blades. Low tire pressure will cause your cut to be uneven. Dull blades are an ineffective way to mow and they can damage your lawn.

#2 Clear debris before mowing – Before mowing, remove debris like small bits of trash and sticks from your yard. Anything that is too big for your mower to mulch will cause problems for the mower and even create safety hazards, and mowing over the paper and other trash will be unsightly and cause inconvenient clean-up later.

#3 Mow early in the day  – It’s not a necessity, but it is recommended to mow earlier in the day. It’s better for your grass and the cooler temperatures are better for you.

#4 Correct mowing heights – Be mindful of how low you cut the grass. Correct mowing heights are as follows: Bermuda – 1”, Centipede – 2”, St.Augustine – 3”, Zoysia – 1”. Mowing too low or high can damage your grass.

#5 Don’t mow at grass – Sunshine and rain are good for your lawn as they keep it healthy and promote grass growth. However, it’s a bad idea to mow the lawn after it rains because wet grass can cause clumping and ruts. Mowing wet grass also leaves your lawn more vulnerable to certain diseases.

#6 Alternate patterns – Alternate your mowing pattern to prevent lawn damage. The pattern change will control coarse grass and create even surfaces. Ultimately, different patterns promote a healthy lawn, and additionally, add an aesthetically pleasing design. Also, a continuous pattern can produce ruts over time.

#7 Keep grass clippings  – Allowing grass clippings to stay on your lawn after mowing allows nutrients to return to the soil. Consider blowing clippings back onto your lawn after mowing. This keeps them off your drive and walkways, and off your neighbor’s property.  This also gives your yard a neat, manicured look. Of course, this is considering coupons from 1 week of growth. Piled up grass clippings can smother and kill the grass growing underneath.

#8 Call the pros – Lawn care professionals have the knowledge and skills to keep your lawn beautiful and healthy. If you find yourself with questions or come across an issue that doesn’t fit your regular lawn maintenance routine, don’t hesitate to call Edenscapes for your lawn service needs.